What's so great about PUBG
What's so great about Fortnite: Battle Royale?
So far, the game Fortnite without Battle Royale was more of a marginal phenomenon. However, the PVP mode has Battle Royale transformed the game overnight. In a promising multiplayer game. It is also completely free and Playable without PS Plus.
What is Battle Royale and where does the term come from?
The term has its origin from the film of the same name "Battle Royale". The Japanese B-Movie from 2000 has now become a cult film. In a dystopian Japan, school classes have to fight to the death every year on a 10 km² island. Only the last survivor wins.
The PVP mode first became known with the same basic principle of the film H1Z1: King of the Kill and currently about the very successful PC game PUBG (Player Unknown Battlegrounds). By the way, cool people simply say “Pub-Gee”. My friend Philipp alluded to the latter and found it too boring.
An island with two mountains ... and 99 enemies
The gameplay is very similar to the film: You have exactly one life. That creates tension. The map is zoomed out randomly every few minutes. So the players are always on the move and don't just camp around. The game is played either in a team against other teams or alone against other solo players.
100 players are dropped simultaneously without weapons on a small island by plane. Thus, the player has the choice: hide, wait and ambush the other player or quickly search for weapons that are hidden in the houses of the island. Or build a fortress. Or…
Risk and Reward
The concept of Risk and Reward is applied through the search for better weapons. These are mainly hidden in buildings. Cities are therefore a popular destination. Accordingly, a city tour is also a risk. But you can't survive a fight without a weapon. So the bottom line is that the game is not for people who cannot make up their minds quickly.
The funny story about PUBG and Fortnite
PUBG from the Korean developer Bluehole currently costs 30 EUR. PUBG uses the Unreal Engine from EPIC as the technical basis. The gameplay has been improved over the months by Bluehole together with the community. That's one of the reasons it has become a mega hit.
The co-op sandbox shooter Fortnite was released for PS4, Xbox ONE, and PC in July 2017 and was released directly by EPIC and People Can Fly (Gears of War 3) developed. There all buildings can be destroyed and your own simple buildings can be built with your own materials in a few seconds. In its original form, Fortnite has little to do with the game principle "Battle Royale".
A few days ago EPIC released the "Fortnite: Battle Royale“Released for consoles and PC. This standalone version is a direct copy of PUBG with the already existing building options of Fortnite. Best of all, the game is free. It is to be financed in the future through chargeable cosmetic add-ons for the players.
Will Fortnite Battle Royale be pay-to-win?Fortnite FAQ
No. We will not sell items that give a competitive advantage. At some point in the future we will sell other things including cosmetics or compendium-like content.Fortnite FAQ
The new multiplayer hit on the PS4?
The principle of the game is immediately clear after the first match and you learn more with every defeat. Fast matchmaking without waiting times and disconnections ensure frustration-free gaming. It also runs at 60 FPS on the PS4 and the free game is available to millions of console and PC players at the same time. That already helped Rocket League to its worldwide success through PSN Plus.
No crossplay with Xbox, PS4 and PC
Xbox and PC players can play together. Unfortunately, PlayStation players are left out. Otherwise Mario and I could finally have played together. After all, Sony as the market leader has little interest in a cooperation.
Finally a good co-op game again
Vehicles are still missing for the real Halo multiplayer feeling. Regardless of this, it is already a lot of fun to make a short detour to the island together or alone.
The developers of PUBG are currently in talks with Sony about an accelerated release on the PlayStation 4. More than a million players are already meeting at the same time in Fortnite: Battle Royale.
Here you can buy the single player version of Fortnite cheaply on disk.
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